Title IX Awareness

Macaulay Honors College seeks to create and maintain a safe environment in which all members of our campus community—students, faculty, and staff—can learn and work free from fear of sexual assault and other forms of violence.

The City University of New York and Macaulay Honors College prohibit gender-based harassment of any kind, by students, faculty, and staff. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that may include sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Harassing conduct, also implicated by sexual assault, domestic and intimate partner violence, or stalking on any CUNY campus, creates a “hostile environment” which, when sufficiently severe or pervasive, may limit or interfere with a student’s ability to participate in educational activities, or an employee’s ability to perform his or her job. If you experience or observe any of the following at Macaulay Honors College (or on any CUNY campus):

  • sexual assault or violence
    (if you are the recent victim of sexual assault, click here);
  • unwelcome sexual advances;
  • requests for sexual favors;
  • other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature;
  • harassing conduct due to gender, gender identity, or gender orientation;
  • dating or domestic violence;
  • physical, cyber, or electronic stalking; and/or
  • unwanted physical conduct of any sort;



Contact one of the following Macaulay officials (or respective CUNY campus representative, listed under “Title IX Coordinators” below) immediately. Macaulay Honors College will initiate an investigation and take prompt steps to end the harassment.


University Title IX Coordinator

Rodney Pepe-Souvenir
Email Rodney.Pepe-Souvenir@cuny.edu

Public Safety
Kevin Cassidy
Director of Public Safety
(212) 237-8521
(212) 237-8266
Email kcassidy@jjay.cuny.edu


Macaulay Title IX Coordinator

Vanessa Iaffa
Phone (212) 729-2948
Email Vanessa.Iaffa@mhc.cuny.edu


Macaulay Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Chris Daversa
Phone (212) 729-2937
Email chris.daversa@mhc.cuny.edu


Macaulay Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Veronica Maldonado
Phone (212) 729-2949
Email veronica.maldonado@mhc.cuny.edu


When an assault occurs off campus, call 911 or go to the local NYPD precinct.

Services such as medical care and counseling; changes to work assignments, academic programs, or residential housing arrangements; and security escorts are all available at each Macaulay student’s home campus. Public Safety can assist you in filing a report with the NYPD. Every effort will be made to limit shared information only to those who need to investigate the situation and provide the assistance you need.


Should you wish to speak to someone confidentially at the Macaulay building, please call our Title IX coordinator,  Vanessa Iaffa at (212) 729-2948

Additional resources and information can be found at: http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/title-ix/campus_profile/macaulay-honors-college/

New York City Hotlines & Referral Services can be found at: http://www.svfreenyc.org/survivors_hotline.html